Kings Park and Botanic Garden holds a special place in the hearts and minds of its millions of visitors and is the stage for many important events, milestones and celebrations.

We invite you to submit your own story about Kings Park.View image slideshow

To highlight the social importance of this unique park, we invite all visitors and members of the community to contribute to the social history project 'Kings Park at Heart'.

Share your stories, personal anecdotes, artworks and photographs with us and help preserve the memories of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Since the initiative began in 2009, Kings Park has collected an array of stories full of fun, love, tragedy, dedication, humour and more. A selection of these have been showcased in outdoor exhibitions for the Kings Park Festival and featured in the Friends of Kings Park magazine, 'For People and Plants'.

Make a contribution

Contributions can be sent via the Customer Service Officer. Please provide your name, postal address, phone number and email and outline your story/theme in detail.

Visitor testimonials

'During the early 1960s I did a detailed botanical study of the native and introduced flora of Kings Park. In those days nothing was labelled. I write to congratulate you on the fine labelling in the botanical gardens and the introduction of native species from other parts of the state. It is just wonderful and you and your staff are doing a very important job, not only for the present generation, but also to future generations... to see much of our unique native flora so close to Perth is a credit to you all.' - Jan Richards

'May I say that the Authority must be congratulated on the exceptional work that they have done. It was one of the more wonderful experiences that I have had this year. The landscaping, gardens, flora and fauna set the scene for one of the more fantastic experiences one can have in our fair city of Perth.' - Steve Catania

Visitor contributions

My Place - Danelle Jenkins

No matter where I've gone;
No matter where I've run;
My Place has waited.

Custodian of my city,
My Place calms the bustle, and quiets the concrete.

When I enter My Place I feel welcome and comfort.

When I run in My Place I feel solitude, and my soul is soothed.

When I run in My Place,
And feel my city beside me,
I fly.

My Place,
my Kings Park,
Has waited.

'Big Fig' by artist Howie Smallman Infra red image of Kings Park taken through an old camera. Photo: I Biddle.'Sunlight through the trees, Kings Park 2008' by Michael Alderman